In the cocoa sector, ‘governments don’t have the means to implement their own policies’

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This article is part of the dossier: Cocoa War: Farmers vs multinationals

By Estelle Maussion
Posted on Monday, 16 January 2023 12:03

Cocoa farmers drying cocoa beans in western Ghana © Sven Torfinn/PANOS-REA

For François Ruf, a researcher and economist, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana must control their bean production if they are to have any chance of winning their battle with the industry over growers' wages.

This is part 4 of a 5-part series

Indonesia, Ghana and now Ivory Coast. Ruf, from the Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD), has been working on cocoa for over 40 years.

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